Our hair tutorial today shows how to create a pretty “spiral twist fishtail braid” ponytail hairstyle.
This braid is very simple to create, but will leave people wondering how you did it! We love that this braid gives sort of a 3D illusion. It is hard to tell where the braid starts and where it ends… with a fishtail running along the top, as well as twisting along each side of the braid, and crossing over the front. So fun!
Spiral Twist Fishtail Braid Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
As shown in our video above, strategic stretching along the edges of the braid really makes this style pop. Also, it is optional but placing a few bobby pins to hold the braids together as we did will help create the illusion of it being one braid instead of 2.
This ponytail style will work best with long and medium length hair. Big, loose, messy, and disheveled braids are trending right now. So feel free to stretch, fluff, loosen and twist to your hearts content!
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- 1 medium size hair tie for the top of the ponytail
- 2 temporary hair ties or clips for the ends of the braids
- 1 medium size hair elastic for the end of the braid
- Several bobby pins (optional)
- Hair product to help prevent flyaways
If you love fishtail braids as much as we do, check out a few more of our favorite hairstyles using fishtails:
Double fishtail stitched braid
Twisted edge fishtail braid